Civil Rights

Vice President Joe Biden declared that the U.S. and Obama administration are part of a unified front against gay discrimination, saying that “prejudice is prejudice” and gay rights “the civil rights issue of our day.”  (credit: THANASSIS STAVRAKIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Biden: Gay Rights ‘The Civil Rights Issue Of Our Day’

Vice President Joe Biden declared that the U.S. and Obama administration are part of a unified front against gay discrimination, saying that “prejudice is prejudice” and gay rights “the civil rights issue of our day.”

06/26/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 21: A black student, Nathaniel Steward, 17, recites his lesson surrounded by white fellows and others black students, 21 May 1954 at the Saint-Dominique school, in Washington, where for the first time in USA the Brown v Board of Education decision which outlaws segregation in state schools is applied. (Photo credit: STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Brown v. Board of Education Decision Turns 60 This Week

This Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of one of the most important civil rights cases in the history of the U.S., the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision that declared the establishment of separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional.

05/14/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library on April 10, 2014 in Austin, Texas, as he attends a Civil Rights Summit to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Marks 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act

A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had “lived out the promise” envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president who championed the push for greater racial equality.

04/10/2014

Hundreds of people rallied outside the Maryland Statehouse in Annapolis on Monday night. (Photo by Cameron Thompson/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Hundreds Rally For Worker Rights Outside Md. Statehouse

A rally for civil and immigrant rights bills drew more than 200 people to downtown Annapolis Monday night.

02/24/2014

File photo of suspect arrested. (credit: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

Restoration of Felons’ Rights in Va. Rising

The number of felons that have had their rights restored under a new streamlined system that was put in place this past summer has grown to 1,577.

10/17/2013

File photo of US President Barack Obama.  (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Obama: US Must Be Place That Rewards Hard Work

Echoing themes of civil rights and social justice, President Barack Obama said Saturday that until the U.S. becomes a place where anyone who is willing to work hard can earn a way into the middle class “we can’t let up and we can’t rest.”

09/21/2013

File photo of President and CEO of the NAACP Benjamin Jealous.  (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

NAACP President Ben Jealous To Step Down This Year

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous, who is credited with boosting finances at the nation’s largest civil rights organization and helping to stabilize it, said Sunday that he plans to step down at the end of the year.

09/08/2013

A combination image shows U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. (R) as he waves to supporters on Aug. 28, 1963 from the Mall in Washington, D.C., during the "March on Washington", and newly inaugurated President Barack Obama (L) speaking after being sworn in as the 44th president of the Unite States. (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Holds Martin Luther King Jr. as Personal Hero

Barack Obama was 2 years old and growing up in Hawaii when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

08/27/2013

President Barack Obama. (Credit: BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Meets With Faith Group Leaders

President Barack Obama has met with leaders of faith organizations and civil rights activists at the White House to discuss the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

08/26/2013

A woman displays a placard at Martin Luther King Jr. memorial (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Civil Rights And Immigration History Connected

When 250,000 marchers converged on Washington in August 1963, the issues were jobs and freedom.

08/26/2013

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